Nomination and selection of sectoral representatives to the TIPCs/ITCs and/or to various policy-making, decision-making or advisory tripartite bodies shall be in accordance with the following criteria:

  • must be formally nominated and endorsed in writing by the “most representative organization” (i.e., refers to the organization of employers and/or workers of inclusive membership and active engagement in tripartite consultations);
  • must possess the required qualifications, willing, available and competent to perform the functions as representative of the sector/industry.
  • In the absence of the most representative labor organization, the following order of preference shall be observed: (a) federations with the most number of membership in the industry; (b) federations with the most number of affiliates in the industry; (c) specific independent union in the industry with most number of membership; and (d) specific workers association with the most number of members.
  • the most representative employer’s organization refers to the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and such other employers organizations with inclusive membership. In the absence of ECOP member-organizations in the locality or specific industry, the most representative employer’s organization refers to associations with most number of membership in the locality or industry.